Category Archives: Kitchen Remodeling

Kitchen Remodel Must Haves: ACCESSORY EDITION

Good kitchen design is more than just a beautiful selection of cabinetry;  it’s what’s INSIDE the cabinet that counts. Our designers often employ built-in cabinet accessories to create a better spaces for our clients.  THE PROBLEM: “This setup doesn’t work for us” Kitchens mean different things to different families- sometimes a large family needs more seating or dedicated space for entertaining. Sometimes a smaller home needs to incorporate a mud room or office area into the kitchen space… it’s all about making the space more functional for the homeowners. THE SOLUTION:  Good Listening & Observation We get to know how…

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The Little House That Could

The Homeowners: A Marshfield couple and their Golden Retriever with a historic cape style home. The smallest house in a big neighborhood had lots of character but was in need of lots of improvement. The Remodel: The original layout included a tiny U-shaped kitchen. Over the years they had begun to DIY remodel bit-by-bit, living with the existing cabinetry as they removed walls, restored a stone fireplace, and spent time improving outdoor spaces. An adventurous team, they were more than willing to get their hands dirty building sweat equity into their home. After almost 20 years in the house, the…

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Walnut in Wareham

The Homeowners Middle aged couple on the verge of becoming empty nesters, decided to downsize and purchase their final home.  They were looking for something that they could make their own. This particular home was very dated and therefore was a perfect choice to remodel.  The Remodel After analyzing the condition of the home, it was discovered that it was a bit more than anticipated.  Upon tearing out many walls in the very large kitchen, it was discovered that the electrical and plumbing needed to be replaced. After the shock of all of this, it was time to pick out…

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Virtual Design Services

We hope that this letter finds you healthy and happy in your homes. While the nation and the world are grappling with the COVID-19 Pandemic, we find ourselves adapting to a new kind of lifestyle. As a construction based business, Wood Palace is still fully operational, with some minor changes to lead times and practices. Those of us who are working in the office are abiding by the social distance guidelines and some of us are working from home. We are grateful to continue working safely, as so many others are not. We offer our sympathy to those who are…

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An Update for Modern Living

    The Homeowners: Young professionals with big dreams for renovating their first home. Originally built in the 1940s, this home needed updating to accommodate a modern lifestyle. Separate living, dining and cooking areas divided the space and did not accommodate entertaining. The original kitchen was dated and dysfunctional, with a cramped layout for appliances and limited prepping space. Our clients envisioned a open space with clean lines and a neutral color palette. The Remodel: Working with a General Contractor to open up the floorplan was of paramount importance to our clients. The wall between the kitchen and living room…

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A New Look in New Bedford

Who lives here: A realtor who was downsizing but not downgrading. Unwilling to compromise style or functionality, she purchased a home that needed TLC and immediately began renovations on the entire property, inside and out. The Remodel: Working with a General Contractor, she removed an awkward half wall to open the space, installed a new window and slider, added fresh lighting and new stainless appliances. Moving the refrigerator allowed space for an ample pantry on the opposite wall. Here at Wood Palace, we can provide cabinets and countertops only- We recommend using a GC for all the other elements of…

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Dreaming First in Middleboro

  The Homeowners: A Middleboro couple with an (almost) empty nest. After years of raising a busy family, and concentrating on renovations throughout the home, they were were finally able to realize their dream kitchen. With a generic layout and outdated oak cabinets, they had been tolerating the existing kitchen for long enough. Now that the kids are grown, they could finally devote the time and energy into the full remodel they had always wanted. The Remodel: Acting as their own General Contractors, our homeowners were proud to stay local with all aspects of their remodel, employing tradespeople almost all…

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Beyond the Kitchen

Happy November everyone! I can’t believe we are at the end of the year already. It’s been a busy year here and we have completed a few more displays to update our showroom. The working kitchen area is next. We have some new and exciting things for that area that are all about today’s times. We also passed our 40th year. On November 6, 1979, I set foot into the small shop that I had built onto my mother’s garage for the first time. I had the enthusiasm of a little kid in a toy store and was wondering what…

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American Collection Kitchen

I’ve talked about the Americana Collection before in the newsletter and that it is a collection of cabinetry that is fashionable and affordable and it helps people get a kitchen between the $8,000.00 to $20,000.00. It was specifically designed to help these clients fit into their budget range. The kitchen featured this month fits the collection well. My clients were a young couple with a small family and had just purchased their first home, a raised ranch. As with anyone who indulges in their first home, budgets need to be tight to afford the things in the home that need…

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Modern Southwestern Retreat

This month’s feature is as different from other months as it could be. One of my favorite projects because I helped with the design of the whole downstairs floor, where the kitchen was sandwiched between two other rooms. When I first walked into the home, I was amazed at how long the whole area was that housed the stairway, dining area, kitchen and family room. The ceilings were sectioned off with very large, sheet rock soffits. That’s how the original builder and homeowner must have thought that the soffits delineated the rooms. My clients were sick of the wood and…

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